Happy Monday all! This weekend was awesome, but, I am not sure we were home other than to sleep 🙂 We discovered quite possibly my favorite new place (and The Husband likes it too!), celebrated my mom’s birthday and scored some pretty cool things at the Antique Fair. I am actually starting to like Antiquing because you can find cookbooks for super cheap….nope, totally doesn’t help my addiction at all 🙂
Breakfast was Honey Bunches of Oats with a nectarine & 1/2 cup ff Milk (4 points). I find I only need 1/2 a cup alot of the time and can save 1 point by doing so.
Anytime there is a road trip, there is Starbuck’s! Grande iced FF decaf latte with caramel drizzle (2 pts)
Lunch was at The Pita Pit! I LOVE this place for so many reasons!
One of them is of course their fun decor!
They are totally healthy, but, you can also make a totally bad pita too and they are relatively inexpensive. I was surprised The Husband agreed because he thinks Pitas are weird, but, glad he totally LOVED it!
You start off by picking what you what on the inside ~ I picked the Chicken Crave ~ Chicken plus ham!
Then, you pick your pita (whole wheat, white or fork style (one a salad)), toppings and sauces.
Majority of their toppings are 0 points because they are veggies. But, I think the BEST part is that they have a BUILD YOUR PITA online so you can build it ahead of time to know the nutritionals!
I picked pretty much everything to go inside mine:
* Chicken & Ham
* Grilled mushrooms, onions and bell peppers
* Romaine, tomatoes, pickles, pepperoncini’s
* PINEAPPLE, corn, olives
* BBQ sauce, Hot Sauce, Tzatziki Sauce
* Whole Wheat Pita
10 points of YUM!
I was too full for the Baked Lay’s I picked out so I saved them for afternoon snack (2 pts).
My Mom’s birthday celebration was at Old Spaghetti Factory. I am really digging that so many of these places now have all their nutritionals online. It definitely makes it easier to pick a healthier option.
Did you know if you pick the Minestrone soup it’s only 60 calories?! It was too hot for soup so I went with salad with the Creamy Pesto on the side (I LOVE this dressing and it’s worth it to dip my fork to use a little over having a lot of their FF honey mustard). (3 pts)
Spinach & Cheese ravioli’s with mushroom sauce (10 pts), delicious and completely satisfying.
Shocker #2 of the weekend ~ The Husband (for the first time EVER since I have known him) actually ate oatmeal with me! I have never known him to eat oatmeal!
My “Perfect Oatmeal” ~ Quaker Old Fashioned Oatmeal, sprinkle of TJ’s Berry Blend, 1 Tbsp Whipped Butter and 2 tsp brown sugar. (5 pts)
I don’t mix in the butter or the sugar because that way you get a little with each bite and it tastes like CARAMEL!
Road Trip #2 ~ The Antique Fair. Same Starbuck’s (2 pts).
The Husband bought the coolest popcorn mix at the Fair I’ve ever seen ~ Kettle PopCorn Mixed with Caramel Kettle Korn ~ HOLY!
I typically pretend he doesn’t have this when he does because I know once I start, I can’t stop. But, I LOVED seeing that they have their nutritionals on the bag and could totally justify a few handfuls for 4 pts.
Ingredients too! Fair food is getting so sophisticated – LOVE it!
After spending like 4 hours walking around, we worked up an appetite again for The Pita Pit!!!!
This time I got the Chicken Aloha! (11 pts because I had cheese!)
* Grilled Chicken, ham, mushrooms, bell pepper, onions
* GRILLED Pineapple, Teriyaki Sauce
* Swiss Cheese
* Romaine, tomatoes, cucumbers, pickles, pepperoncini’s, jalapeño, corn
* Tzatziki Sauce
DELICOUS! I actually LOVED the BBQ/Hot Sauce combo better, but, this was a good change. I honestly think I could go back to this place and try everything ~ they even make Breakfast pitas!
It’s probably a good thing it’s an hour drive away 🙂
On our drive home, we stopped by our friends for a BBQ ~ Delicious Lemon Pepper chicken with potatoes, tomatoes and corn.(5 pts)
FUN FINDS OF THE WEEKEND!
* 2 New books I got at the Antique Fair for $4
* 6 Napkins & 6 Placemats for only $9 at Kohl’s!
Now, I just need a weekend to recover from our weekend ~ I can’t wait to get back in the kitchen 🙂
See you all tonight!